(L-R): Dr. Peter J. McDonnell, Dr. Fernando Arevalo, Dr. Paul B. Rothman, Ronald R. Peterson, Dr. Robert C. Lieberman
On Thursday, November 14, 2013, Dr. Fernando Arevalo was officially named the inaugural Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Professor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Arevalo, a retina specialist and native of Venezuela, is currently chief of the retina division at King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Wilmer's affiliate hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Edmund and Virginia Ball were active members of the Wilmer Advisory Board and generously supported the Wilmer Eye Institute for many years. A particular interest of theirs was research on macular degeneration and other retinal disorders.